ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Detoxify Your Body in Healthy Ways

Updated on September 7, 2016

Detoxify Your Body For Better Health

What is Detoxification?

Detoxification of the body is the cleansing that a person goes through to rid the body of unwanted toxins.

Toxins are unwanted chemicals and poisons that can enter the body and cause minimal to maximum damage to tissues, organs, and even bones.

In the case of food toxins much of what we ingest goes through the liver and is thereby purified. Unfortunately if our diet is far too rich in sweets, fats, and other foods that are harmful in great quantities it can overtax the liver and cause a serious health concern.

Because of this it is highly recommended to learn how to detox your body in carefully measured steps so as to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.

There are many methods that I will speak further on in this article, and I will list a number of benefits as well.

Why do You Need to Detox?

As mentioned above the act of detoxing is removing the toxins from the body. While the liver handles the dietary portion of detoxing it is important to find the best ways to detox for your own needs.

The best way to detox is to first consult a physician and discusses your current diet and the changes that might be made for your continued health.

The reason for detoxing at all is quite simple. People want to live longer and be healthier, and in truth there is no real way to do this if they continue to ingest the highly processed, pesticide and hormone-laced foods that are currently sold in supermarkets worldwide.

The toxins that are introduced through food and drink are numerous. The toxins introduced through the air and even within our own bodies are hard and sometimes even impossible to avoid.

It is important to control the intake of toxins that can be avoided in order to maintain good health and boost the immune system.

How Toxic Materials Get Into the Body

While food and drink are a large part of how toxins get into the body, the air around us, the substances we come into contact with, and even stress can cause toxins to run rampant through the body.

Think about how stressed out you can get during an average day, or worse, think about the level of stress that comes from an absolutely horrible day.

When you are stressed your body replies not just by growing fatigued and worn out, but your immune system becomes seriously compromised as well.

This can cause the ill feeling in the pit of your stomach and the low-grade nausea that is so common.

Stress is one of the worst possible things that can have an adverse effect upon the body, as it is difficult to stop and even harder to abolish completely.

Here are a few ways that toxins can get into the body.

1. Food

Many packaged and processed foods are filled with additives and preservatives meant to keep food fresh and tasty. Unfortunately, such chemicals can be extremely harmful to the body all on their own and can build up in the system for years.

2. Water

Do you really know what’s in your water? Depending on where you live you could be ingesting a large amount of toxins. Well water can be okay, but it is wise to stay aware of any possible environmental changes in your water source.

3. Environment

It's almost impossible to avoid toxins in the environment. Aside from moving to different region it is inevitable that most people will be exposed to toxins each day they go outside.

4. Beauty products

Society often demands beauty and perfection and as such insists upon beautification through applied facial and body enhancements such as makeup, body sprays, and various other items. Unfortunately these eventually absorb into the body and can cause lasting damage if not removed.

5. Stress

You can be the source of your own toxic intake. As your body grows more and more stressed your immune system begins to lag behind and become less efficient in removing outside toxins, allowing the bad bacteria in your body to have its way. The more stressed out you are, the less efficient your body will work.

Benefits of Detoxification to Your Body

There are few downsides to detoxing your body. The benefits of detoxing your body are numerous, and some can e felt almost immediately as the body rids itself of unwanted and harmful toxins. Here are a few ways you can feel the effects of detoxification.

1) Eating Wholesome Foods can Help

By avoiding foods that are high in additives and preservatives you can avoid the harmful chemicals and allow your body to take in the needed nutrients that are needed to function and enjoy your life.

2) Provide More Energy

Once the toxins are out of your body your energy levels will increase dramatically. You will wake up refreshed,
energized, and ready to face the day. You will also experience a much easier time when going to sleep, which can help you gain the rest you need to continue this healthy cycle.

3) Your Mental Processes will improve

Believe it or not the habits you develop as far as your diet and your stress levels can have lasting effects upon your psychological health. Perhaps the best part of this benefit is that you can find ways to detox your body at home.

4) Your Stress will Lessen

When you learn to relax your body will work more efficiently. Your immune system will function as it should, and even your digestion will be improved.

5) Your Overall Health will Improve

By detoxing your body in a guided and safe manner, you can experience a wide variety of health benefits. Both your physical and psychological health will show marked improvement and will leave you feeling refreshed, invigorated, and ready to face each coming day.



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)